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Children in fragile states - policy forum with Andrew Mitchell & Radhika Coomaraswamy

Date
Time (GMT +01) 08:00 15:00

Speakers:
Andrew Mitchell - UK Secretary of State for International Development
Radhika Coomaraswamy - the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict.

Panel:
Dr Caroline Harper - Associate Director of the Chronic Poverty Research Centre and Head of Social Development Programme, ODI
Mark Lowcock - Director General of Country Programmes for DFID
Mark Waddington - CEO, War Child

Chair:
Jon Snow

Description

The new Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, will outline the Government’s new policy on conflict affected fragile states and how this relates to children at War Child’s inaugural Policy Forum on 30th June.

The Secretary of State will give the keynote address, followed by a panel discussion and Q&Asession with the audience, which will be chaired by Channel Four’sJon Snow.

The discussions will centre on how children are affected by conflict and why children are crucial to international development policy on conflict affected fragile states and the effectiveness of UK aid.

This first War Child Policy Forum, will be held on Wednesday June 30th 2010 from 9am till 10.30am at the offices of Weber Shandwick (Fox Court, 14 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8WS London.)